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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0

Freeware

"Not quite an infallible malware detector, but it’s free and very lightweight."

2 reviews

 

Mark Allan Clamxav
Mark Allan Clamxav

Platform: Mac OS X; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Pros: Updates from a database of new viral threats; scan entire disk or sensitive areas. Cons: Difficult to remove from your system."

1 review

 

NOD32 Antivirus 4
Eset NOD32 4.0

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

After reviewing this software, PC Advisor concluded that it would be tough to recommend. They said that although it boasts speed that is nothing short of impressive, it makes no difference if the …

3 reviews | 34 opinions (Excellent)

 

 
Avira Antivir Personal Free Antivirus 9.0
Avira Antivir Personal Free Antivirus 9.0

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"... This free version of AntiVir doesn't have any browser or drive-by download protection, which didn't help its performance in our web threat exposure tests. ... Its poor protection …

1 review

 

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0

Platform: Win XP, Win Vista; Virus Scanner; Freeware

Expert Reviews considers this AV program to be a reasonable option if one is looking for free software that provides decent protection. It's overall performance is comparable to other paid-for …

2 reviews

 

VirusScan Plus 2010
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2010

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"VirusScan Plus is ... relatively easy to use, and its warning pop-ups display plenty of information when it finds a threat. But some good features and a decent user interface can't …

1 review | 10 opinions (Average)

 

Alwil Software Avast Professional Edition 4.8
Alwil Software Avast Professional Edition 4.8

Platform: Win XP, Win 2000, Win Vista; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"What to make of Alwil Avast! Professional Edition 4.8? Alwil says that a new version of Avast due early next year revamps both the interface and the antivirus engine. We look forward to those …

1 review

 

ClamWin Free Antivirus 0.95.3

Platform: Win 2008 Server, Win 2000, Win 2003 Server, Win Vista, Microsoft Windows, Win XP; …

"... Unfortunately, however unobtrusive ClamWin may be, we can't recommend it for the simple reason that it's useless at detecting viruses. In our recent Labs it missed an amazing 55 …

1 review

 

F-Secure Antivirus 2010
F-Secure Antivirus 2010

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010 holds its own at stopping malware, and, despite a few bugs, is relatively smooth and easy to use. But it just can't keep up with the top antivirus apps."

1 review | 17 opinions (Excellent)

 

Antivirus Pro 9
Panda Security Antivirus Pro 2010

Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 does a decent job at malware blocking, without being outstanding."

1 review

 

 
Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware 2010

Platform: Win XP, Microsoft Windows, Win Vista; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware looks good, but in this unique software category looks take a distinct back seat to performance. And Trend's malware detection performance lags too far …

1 review

 

Sunbelt Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware
Sunbelt Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware

Platform: Win Vista, Win 2008 Server, Win 2000, Win 2003 Server, Win XP; Virus Scanner; …

No obvious lag in performance and priced to make it highly competitive, Sunbelt's Vipre Anti-virus and Anti-spyware performs its tasks efficiently. Lack of boot-disk means this will not be of …

1 review | 33 opinions (Above average)

 

PC Tools iAntiVirus
PC Tools iAntiVirus

Platform: Mac OS X; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

The Mac antivirus field is a rarefied place, given the absence of viruses and the very infrequent trojan and malware issues. iAntiVirus from PC Tools is best seen next to ClamXav, which serves the …

2 reviews

 

Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition 2009
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Gaming ED 2009

Platform: Win XP, Win Vista; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"... As you'd expect from a highly corporate attempt to entice gamers into buying your product, it includes a metallic interface, horrible choice of font and quite possibly the worst …

1 review

 

ClamWin Free Antivirus (2009)
ClamWin Free Antivirus (2009)

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Although running an extra on-demand scan can be good as backup for your regular antivirus application, ClamWin Free Antivirus' poor detection rate means that you are better off running an …

1 review

 

Alwil Software Avast Home Edition
Alwil Software Avast Home Edition

Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition will do a decent job protecting a PC from malware, and it's free, but if you're willing to put up with a less-than-perfect interface (and some ads), …

1 review

 

PC Tools ThreatFire 4.5
PC Tools ThreatFire 4.5

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Although Threatfire is designed to run with other apps, and we had no problems in our tests, it has conflicted with AVG in the past. That aside, we recommend PC Tools Threatfire 4.5 as a strong …

1 review

 

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition

Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Some less-than-friendly default behaviours make Avira AntiVir Personal a better choice for tech-savvy users who know how to muck about in the settings. If you're willing to put up with a …

1 review

 

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner

With other free software than can genuinely protect against malware on your PC, there is no reason to consider PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition. On the other hand, Threatfire 4.5, also from PC Tools …

1 review

 

PC Tools iAntiVirus 1.0
PC Tools iAntiVirus 1.0

Platform: Mac OS X; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

Looking only for Mac-based threats, PC Tools iAntiVirus 1.0 is small, lightweight and gentle on system resources. With threats limited to certain well-documented instances, it is a less useful …

1 review

 

 


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